Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary
Orthodox Church
1261 York Rd., Clarksville, TN 37042

Great Martyr Theodore "The General"

(Commemorated February 8, the patron saint of Soldiers)

Troparion - 

Truly enlisted with the King of Heaven, thou didst become an outstanding general for Him, passion-bearer Theodore; thou didst arm thyself wisely with the weapons of faith and conquered hordes of demons, revealing thyself as a victorious athlete. Therefore, in faith we always call thee blessed.

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Saint Anthony the Great
Saint Anthony the Great

Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Christ is in our midst. The purpose of this page is to educate and inform all, especially Orthodox Christians, about the vital foundation monasticism is for the Orthodox Christian Church. There is no debate - where there is a spiritually vibrant and healthy monastic life accessible to the faithful, you will find spiritually vibrant and healthy Orthodox Christians. Praise be to God, monasteries - male and female - contine to be established and built in the U.S. This page will feature and spotlight those monasteries for the faithful.

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Fr. Peter

Click on the icon to the left to read about this great saint, the father of monasticism.